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Flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame cathedral as it burns in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. (Thibault Camus/AP)
Flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame cathedral as it burns in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. (Thibault Camus/AP)

With David Folkenflik

Fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral. We have the latest developments and look back at its rich history.

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Erik Inglis, professor of medieval art history at Oberlin College. (@oberlincollege)

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NPR: "Fire Engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral In Paris; Spire Collapses, Towers Still Standing" — "Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the world's most famous churches, erupted in flames Monday in Paris — and though its survival remains in question, authorities expressed hope.

"The commander of the Paris firefighter brigade said Monday night that the cathedral's main structure and two towers of the cathedral had been saved.

"Flames leapt through the roof and dark smoke billowed into the sky on Monday afternoon. Observers gasped as the spire fell. The roof collapsed shortly afterward.

"'Pray,' Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit wrote. 'If you wish, you can ring the bells of your churches to invite prayer.'

"As night fell on Paris and the fire continued to burn, people knelt and sang 'Ave Maria' as they watched the blaze.

"Only one firefighter was reported to be seriously injured."

Hilary McQuilkin produced this segment for broadcast.

This segment aired on April 17, 2019.

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